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Table 1

Relative Mast Cell Numbers in the Peritoneal Cavity

Wild-typeH2K-BCL-2W41/W41H2K-BCL-2 + W41/W41
Cytospins 1.9% 1.0% 0.3% 0.3% 
 (30/1,593) (11/1,057) (4/1,423) (4/1,353) 
c-Kithigh 2.6% 1.1% 0.4% 0.3% 
Wild-typeH2K-BCL-2W41/W41H2K-BCL-2 + W41/W41
Cytospins 1.9% 1.0% 0.3% 0.3% 
 (30/1,593) (11/1,057) (4/1,423) (4/1,353) 
c-Kithigh 2.6% 1.1% 0.4% 0.3% 

Cells with mast cell morphology present in cells washed from the peritoneal cavity were quantitated in random fields of May-Grünwald/Giemsa–stained cytospins as depicted in Fig. 7. c-Kit bright cells in the peritoneal cavity were quantitated by flow cytometry on 2–5 × 104 cells per mouse analyzed.

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